Welcome to the Columbia University Muslim Students Association website! Please use this website to find out more about the Muslim community and about MSA events in and around campus.
The CU MSA is one of the oldest in the United States. Students from all the undergraduate and graduate schools at Columbia participate in the CU MSA, contributing to its multi-faceted diversity. The MSA is dedicated to creating a strong Muslim community on campus by creating a space for Muslims to interact with one another as well as the larger Columbia University community. MSA events and initiatives are aimed at promoting a greater understanding of the religion of Islam among all members of the Columbia community. The MSA aims to strengthen the Muslim community while concomitantly building strong relations with the larger university and local community. This is done through various types of activities and events, ranging from interfaith community service projects to weekly Friday prayers.
The 2013-2014 MSA Executive Board aims to foster Muslim life on campus and strengthen the bonds between our allies, associates, and members within the Columbia community. We are united in the goal of promoting MSA’s presence on campus for both current and future constituents. The MSA aims to organize a variety of events that will seek to promote and address issues that are relevant to our community. We seek to educate our community about the various aspects of Islam, hoping to increase awareness about contemporary issues that are relevant to society today.
Historically, it has been only through the efforts and support of the general body that the initiatives of the MSA have been brought to fruition. As a result, we hope to work closely with our community members in order to better understand and acknowledge their needs. This year’s board will strive to ensure a productive and exciting year for the MSA, with the help of Allah (SWT). The Board was elected to serve the interests of the general body and welcomes any and all feedback on how to enhance its work and be of greater service to the community.
The MSA Board can reached by email at the contact form here.
President: Haris Durrani, SEAS ’15
Vice President: Noor Siyam, BC ’15
Treasurer: Fatimatou Diallo, CC ’15
Secretary: Harris Shabbir, SEAS ’16
Community Affairs Chair: Maisha Rahman, CC ’14
Political Affairs Chair: Ramis Wadood, CC ’16
Religious Affairs Chair: Nasrin Akter, BC ’16
Social Affairs Chair: Anfal Boussayoud, BC ’16
Events Coordinator: Mariam Elnozahy, BC ’16
Media Coordinator: Burhan Sandhu, CC ’16
Senior Advisor: Abdul Rafay Hanif, CC ’14
Graduate Advisor: Sarah Almukhtar, GSAPP